Words by Michelle Martin
Fresh off the release of their fifth studio album, Broken Glances, The Pigeon Detectives are landing in Birmingham for a live show on March 8th at the O2 Institute. Their appearance will be supported by Franklin and AutoPilot.
The Pigeon Detectives are made up of lead vocals Matt Bowman, Oliver Main and Ryan Wilson on guitar, Dave Best on bass and Jimmi Naylor on drums.
The Rothwell based band formed in 2004 and burst onto the indie rock scene three years later with the release of their debut album, Wait for Me. It peaked at number three in the UK Top 40 Charts, reaching Gold status. That same year The Pigeon Detectives were nominated for Best New Act at the Q Awards and toured with Kaiser Chiefs on their Manchester and London dates.
In 2008 The Pigeon Detectives performed to over 15,000 fans in two days at Leeds Millennium Square, shortly before the release of their second album, Emergency. The album’s lead single, This is an Emergency, reached No. 14 in the UK Singles Chart.
That same year the band had a demanding schedule of festival appearances, including V Festival, T in the Park and Glastonbury Festival, culminating in a special performance at Alexandra Palace and a sold out UK and Ireland tour to conclude their Emergency promotion.
The Pigeon Detectives achieved their third consecutive Top 40 album with Up, Guards and at ‘Em! In 2011, and supported this with two successful UK tours and an appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival. Their fourth album, We Met at Sea, took the five piece back to their roots, opting to record at Cottage Road Studios in their hometown and touring in northern Europe and Russia.
Their latest record, Broken Glances, was released February 24th 2017 – you can read my Birmingham Review of Broken Glances here.
The Pigeon Detectives return to Birmingham on 8th March, showcasing their latest effort alongside a decade long back catalogue. Check out the double A side release from Broken Glances below:
‘Lose Control’ – The Pigeon Detectives
‘Wolves’ – The Pigeon Detectives
The Pigeon Detectives will be playing at the O2 Institute on 8th March, as presented by Birmingham Promoters. For direct gig info and online ticket sales, click here.
The Pigeon Detectives released Broken Glances on Friday 24th February, out via Dance to the Radio. For more on The Pigeon Detectives, visit www.thepigeondetectives.com
For more on Dance to the Radio, visit www.dancetotheradio.com
For more from the O2 Institute, including a full event programme and online ticket sales, visit www.academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham
For more from Birmingham Promoters, visit www.birminghampromoters.com